It almost hit 90 degrees yesterday. The good news about this weather: the evenings are perfect for grilling up some burgers and dining on the porch.The bad news: It’s so steamy that my diva sunglasses fog up with all of the sweat and humidity. Nice.Let’s start with the run, shall we? (More burgers at the end, I promise!)
Anthony came with me to the track and jogged around while I tackled two two-mile reps. Each set was loooong and tough, but I got through ’em!For the first trial, I checked my splits every 0.5 miles — shooting for a 6:55 mile pace. For the second rep, I thought I might need a little more motivation, so I checked my splits every 0.25 miles. Not sure if that really worked, but at least it made the laps seem different! It’s all about the mind games, you guys.I was also motivated by a local track group that was running around with me. Always good to have a few other (but not too many!) track stars beside you.
Okay. Here’s the burger.We celebrated our last two nights at my parents’ house with some awesome outdoor dining (actually we were forced to, since the kitchen table had been packed! )On our last night we had these yummy burgers…And the night before, we sat outside with a feast of leftovers and smoked brisket. I hope you notice all of the colorful, crazy disposable plates and napkins my mom had on hand! I think the one below is from Easter 2010 and the blue one above is (no kidding!) from my 2006 high school graduation!For both occasions, I was in charge of the salads. I’m not going to name every ingredient in this salad — there has to be more than 10 — but let’s just say that bacon is involved.Now it’s time for a run. It’s storming outside, so I’ll be forced to take it to the treadmill — but I’m hoping that the rain will cool this city down!!
- Do you have a patio/porch — and if so, do you use it often?
- Do you hang onto old things, or toss them out?
- What was your last speed workout?